Special Episode – Platform Innovation from within a Bank 101

If you still think banks cannot innovate in the platform economy, you can’t miss this episode. Paolo Sironi hosts 2 interviews: first with Rajesh Kumar, former Chief GM of State Bank of India and mastermind of YONO (“You Only Need One”) lifestyle and banking app – a digital marketplace and financial superstore. Rajesh kindly shared his managerial experience to create – from within a bank – a non-banking app that has more traction than Amazon for some products. YONO excels in symmetry (e-commerce) to contextualized asymmetry (banking). The conversation continues with Germain Bahri, reflecting on YONO and the status of open baking in Europe. Germain started his career in private banking at UBS and worked for several prominent fintech companies in Silicon Valley and London. Today he works as a Digital Banking Consultant advising fintechs, international banks and large corporations on how to launch innovative products and how to stay relevant in the digital world.
We want to make sure you know what it takes to lead on the platform economy.

Connect with the guests:
Germain: https://www.linkedin.com/in/germainbahri/
Rajesh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajesh-kumar-1760a026/

IBM FinTech Strategy and Author
About the Author
Paolo is one of the most respected voices in the FinTech industry globally, providing business expertise and strategic thinking to a network of executives among banks, insurers, startups and investment firms. Celebrated author on quantitative finance, digital transformation and economics theory, he explores the biological underpinnings of financial markets and how to bolster with technology and business innovation the global economy’s immune system in today’s volatile times.